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Physician Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT)

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Sioux Falls
Posted on: May 9, 2020

Job Description:

The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is recruiting for a Full-Time, Permanent, Physician-Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). This position is

located at the Primary & Specialty Care Service Line, at the Sioux Falls VAHCS.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. The EDRP Coordinator, Katie McGuire, can be reached atcatherine.mcguire@va.gov.


  • Manages chronic conditions, evaluates and treats inter-current medical conditions
  • Collaborates with a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) to provide accessible, comprehensive, coordinated, continuous care to an assigned panel of patients
  • Performs a variety of disease prevention related activities including gender and age specific screenings, mental health screenings, and health promotion activities.
  • Screens for, evaluates and treats uncomplicated common mental health disorders, including depression and common addictions, with referrals made to mental health providers for further evaluation and treatment as appropriate
  • Primary care physicians will have responsibility for supervision of or collaboration with primary care mid-level providers
  • Physicians are expected to provide clinical oversight and to participate in peer review of other primary care providers through periodic chart reviews
  • Primary care physicians will act as surrogates for absent primary care providers when needed, to include review of CPRS view alerts
  • Primary care physicians will regular attend primary care staff meetings, departmental meetings and medical staff meetings
  • Timely documentation (notes and encounter forms) is necessary in all areas in accordance with facility policy. All administrative work should be completed in a timely fashion
  • Clinical reminders should be addressed as medically appropriate. Quality of care should meet professional standards at all times
  • All physicians will work within their privileges at all times, unless necessitated by an emergency
  • incumbent will be responsible for providing comprehensive medical care by performing duties to include, but not limited to the above responsibilities:


    Work Schedule: The tour of duty for this position is typically Monday-Friday, Administrative hours and occasional Saturday clinic hours.

    Additional information may be provided during the interview process. Assignment to other areas within the Medical Center or other CBOC's may

    be required.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredApplicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

    Basic Requirements:


    • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
    • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
    • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
    • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
    • Physical requirements outlined below.


      Preferred Experience: 1-2 years Family medicine or Internal medicine experience preferred.

      Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

      Physical Requirements: Daily intermittent walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, and carrying of lightweight items required. Rigid

      deadlines and need for high degree of accuracy periodically becomes stressful.

Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Sioux Falls , Physician Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), Healthcare , Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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